MK Abbas: The US needs to reopen east Jerusalem embassy

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MK Abbas: The US needs to reopen east Jerusalem embassy
Coalition MK says US must balance recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital with opening of east Jerusalem consulate for PA.
Arutz Sheva Staff , Nov 10 , 2021

United Arab List chairman MK Mansour Abbas called on the US Wednesday to move forward with plans to reopen its east Jerusalem consulate. The consulate reopening has created tensions between the Biden administration and Israel, which opposes the move. Closed in 2019 by the Trump administration, the east Jerusalem consulate served as America's de facto mission to the Palestinian Authority, and was seen as a tacit form of recognition of the Palestinian Authority's rights to parts of Israel's capital city. But Abbas, a coalition lawmaker, expressed support for the move Wednesday, saying it would 'balance' US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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